Constitution of the Independent Labor League of America - July 1938
Communist Party USA, CPUSA, Workers (Communist) Party of America, Communist Party (Majority Group), Communist Party USA (Opposition), CP(MG), Independent Communist Labor League, ICLL, Independent Labor League of America, ILLA, Communism -- United States, Jay Lovestone
Constitution of the Independent Labor League of Ameriica
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Approved by the 7th National Convention, New York City, July 1938
This is the fourth and final organizational permutation of the so-called "Lovestoneite" movement, a group which emerged in the fall of 1929 as the Communist Party of the USA (Majority Group). After the commencement of secret police terror in the Soviet Union in 1936, the Communist Party Opposition moved farther and farther away from their Marxist-Leninist roots and more towards work in the already existing mainstream labor movement.
This nine page document provides the basic organizational law for the ILLA, including structure of the group, dues rates, and administrative procedures.
Published as a mimeograph at the time of the July 1938 convention, no copyright in original publication, public domain.
Digitized on the fly by Tim Davenport. Sorry for the rasty job, but this is a pretty esoteric document and it was the best I could do under the circumstances.